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Shaker Grad Card

Hi friends! It's the first Friday of the month and my turn to host a Viva la Verve sketch.  Last month at this time I was typing up my post at the hospital during Kellan's hospital stay.  This month I'm stealing a few minutes away from him as he's sick again with a 103 degree temp and a bad cough.  It's been a long month,  I tell ya!

Anyhow, I had a bit of fun making a shaker card with the Rounded Scallop Frame Die, the Golden Glam Shaker Mix and the Happy Graduation plain jane.  The background for the card is my favorite part and I was a little sad to cover up so much of it.  Last week during the HSN craft event, I ordered a boxed set of Anna Griffin embossing folders and dies and I am in LOVE!  Seriously, every single one is divine.  This one is called Pomegranate Paisley.  I embossed cream card stock with the folder, then scribbled gelatos in green and turquoise all over it, blended with a baby wipe and then lightly rubbed a black oil pastel over the entire thing.  A bit more blending with the baby wipe and it just popped off the page.

The flowers and leaves are from the Bloom & Grow set, embossed on black paper with gold embossing paper and cut with the coordinating Floral Circles Die Set and Elegant Leaves Die.  I lightly rolled some versamark ink around the edges of the two flowers and added a bit more embossing powder for a gilded edge.

The top piece is black cardstock with the distresssed polka dots from Better Together embossed in gold, and then I took a Flourished Trim Die, dipped it in versamark and embossed with gold to match my card.  A bit of ribbon and some liquid pearls around my shaker and I was done.

Thanks so much for stopping by today!  I hope you have a fabulous start to your Easter weekend!

VLV April Week 1 Sketch
Enabler's List
Stamps: Bloom & GrowHappy Graduation, Better Together (Verve Stamps)
Paper: black, cream, random designer paper scraps, acetate
Ink: versamark, archival black, gelatos, oil pastel
Accessories:  Rounded Scallop Frame Die, Rounded Rectangle Die, Floral Circles Die Set, Elegant Leaves Die, Flourished Trim Die (A Cut Above by VERVE), Golden Glam Shaker Mix (Verve), Anna Griffin Pomegranate Paisley Embossing Folder (Cuttlebug), gold embossing powder, ribbon, liquid pearls


Rebecca said...

So sorry your home has been plagued with such sickness. I know it is zero fun. I love shaker cards!!

Jennipher said...

Julee it always amazes me the things you can create with mixed media! This is absolutely gorgeous. Hope your poor Kellan gets better soon. I know it is stressing you out.

Marisa said...

Adore the gold embossing on the black paper!! Gorgeous creation as always. In the midst of sick kids, may He bring you great joy as you ponder his precious gift to us on the cross and celebrate the life we have been given as a result. Hugs!!

Sari said...

So pretty, hope you all get better soon. Gonna try that gold embossing for sure.

Beth Norman-Roberts said...

Absolutely delightful. Love your take on the sketch and the bg DP.

Teresa Doyle said...

A beautiful card and I hope your son's fever breaks and you all can get some rest.